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Ring Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)
  • a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling; "there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse"
  • jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger; "she had rings on every finger"; "he noted that she wore a wedding band"
  • a square platform marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
  • a characteristic sound; "it has the ring of sincerity"
  • the sound of a bell ringing; "the distinctive ring of the church bell"; "the ringing of the telephone"; "the tintinnabulation that so volumnously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe
  • an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves"
  • (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
  • a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke"
  • get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
  • attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
  • sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang"
  • make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification; "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church"
  • ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter"
  • be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a characteristic sound; "it has the ring of sincerity" ,
  • a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke" ,
  • a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling; "there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse" ,
  • (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop ,
  • an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves" ,
  • the sound of a bell ringing; "the distinctive ring of the church bell"; "the ringing of the telephone"; "the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe ,
  • a square platform marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle ,
  • jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger; "she had rings on every finger"; "he noted that she wore a wedding band" ,
  • a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)

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Ring Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A ring is a piece of jewelry that is usually worn on the finger.

It is usually made of metal such as gold, silver, platinum, but can be made of other things, for example, bone or glass. Many rings have gemstones on them, for beauty and decoration on your finger. It is a fashion accessory and sometimes a sign of importance (status). The Lord Chancellors of England were given a ring when taking office, and returned it when leaving the position. The ring identified them as the second most important person in the kingdom. In most religions, senior clergy have rings of their office. It is standard practice for members of a church to kneel and kiss the ring as a sign of faith and obedience.

Rings have been used for engagements and weddings since prehistoric times. These are, of course, superstitions. However, a wedding ring is a public symbol of a legal relationship, and in many societies rings have that kind of function.



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Meaning of the Name 'Ring'


  • Meaning: Ring
  • Origin: English
  • Gender: Male


'Ring' example sentence in quotations


* After the cheers have died down and the stadium is empty, after the headlines have been written and after you are back in the quiet of your room and the championship ring has been placed on the dresser and all the pomp and fanfare has faded, the enduring things that are left are the dedication to excellence, the dedication to victory, and the dedication to doing with our lives the very best we can to make the world a better place in which to live. - Vince Lombardi

* For a smart material to be able to send out a more complex signal it needs to be nonlinear. If you hit a tuning fork twice as hard it will ring twice as loud but still at the same frequency. That's a linear response. If you hit a person twice as hard they're unlikely just to shout twice as loud. That property lets you learn more about the person than the tuning fork. - Neil Gershenfeld

* When asked about his favorite song, I think 'Hail to the Chief' has a nice ring to it. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy


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Ring Sample Sentences in News


  • Ring of Fire road proposal to get $785,000 government study
    The Ring of Fire mining development area in northern Ontario is getting a $785,000 boost as the federal and provincial governments announce a joint study of an all-weather road for the isolated region. Federal Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford made the announcement Sunday at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada annual convention in Toronto Read more on this news related to 'Ring'
  • Israel says it busted Gaza smuggling ring helping Hamas
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said on Monday it has busted an Israeli-Palestinian smuggling ring that funneled iron, electronic equipment and other prohibited materials to Gaza, bypassing Israel's stringent border security to help Hamas rebuild its militant infrastructure following last year's war. Read more on this news related to 'Ring'
  • UFC champ blasts ring girls
    The UFC fight drawing the most attention isn’t even in the ring. Read more on this news related to 'Ring'

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